AnnieWear’s Cuddly Kids Garb Helps Dogs and Cats

06/05/2011 at 02:00 PM ET
Courtesy Annie Wear

We can’t resist buying our children clothing and accessories with super cute animals on them — but what if those items could actually help a furry friend in need?

That’s the philosophy behind the new family-run website

The company makes and sells it’s own adorable animal-themed children’s clothing and accessories — inspired by the family’s own rescue pup Annie — and donates a portion of proceeds to pets charities.

All of the products have a homespun feel which make them perfect as unique gifts for children or expectant moms (you’ll be a stand-out at any baby shower!).

The onesies and T-shirts, which are graced with a cartoon caricature of the sweet golden retriever, are made with 100 percent ring spun cotton and say things like “My doggie is adopted – Rescue shelters rule!” or “Puppy = Cute, Baby = Cute-squared.”

The site, created by cousins Laurene Parlatore and Pam Pinta of Annapolis, Md., also offers a wide range of hand-selected products that they didn’t make themselves but that mesh with their super-cute agenda: including children’s toys, books, towels, hats and special treats for mom. It’s definitely the place to stock up on necessities for your budding animal-lover!

For a special reader discount of 15 percent on AnnieWear, enter PEOPLE2011 at checkout.

Amy Jamieson

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Debbie on

I have seen many items that Anniewear carries and they are just adorable! And it for anyone who loves their pets it is a win win situation that your child can look so cute while helping pets in need! This new company rocks!

Lori Ross on

Everyone I’ve give an AnnieWear gift for their kids absolutely loves them…even people who aren’t pet lovers. These are high quality products and creative designs that look so cute on kids that parents can’t help but love them. My fave is the “Woof” shirt that displays dogs barking in many languages!

Erika on

That stuff is adorable and it is always great to help animals in need! They are great gifts. It would be nice if they eventually have adult tee-shirts and accessories, so that I can gift stuff to even more people!

Christie on

Annie Wear is outstanding quality and absolutely adorable! Highly recommend it.